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*Gets dressed. Stupid page break.*

It's only natural to want attention when ill. The last time I had the flu, my mother gave me near-constant care. But then, she was a Nurse before she retired.


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Freehold DM wrote:
Limeylongears wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
NO FAIR! I WANNA SHOVEL SNOW TOO!
My sister and her family are living in Brooklyn at the moment. The snow was more or less up to my niece's armpits a couple of weeks ago (even though she is around half to two thirds of a Scint in height), and given the general conditions, I'm pretty sure that'll happen again.

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

WHERE IN BROOKLYN, I WANT TO HANG OUT!

Near Prospect Park, I think...


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Limeylongears wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Limeylongears wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
NO FAIR! I WANNA SHOVEL SNOW TOO!
My sister and her family are living in Brooklyn at the moment. The snow was more or less up to my niece's armpits a couple of weeks ago (even though she is around half to two thirds of a Scint in height), and given the general conditions, I'm pretty sure that'll happen again.

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

WHERE IN BROOKLYN, I WANT TO HANG OUT!

Near Prospect Park, I think...

thats the other side of town. Swanky, more often than not. Let me know if thry are down and if you will be visiting.


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I use cold, flu, and bug interchangeably because I can't keep the differences straight. Ditto bacterial v. viral infections.

Which is unfortunate, because I get about half a dozen of 'em every year.


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Freehold DM wrote:
Just a Mort wrote:
Why do people want to shovel snow? I mean besides it needing to be done...it sounds like cold work and makes me want to hide under blankets!
BECAUSE ITS SNOW MUCH FUN!

Pay no attention to the dancing drow. Shoveling snow is a monotonous, back-breaking chore. Especially near the end of winter, when there's a dozen layers of super-dense impacted snow, crusted jagged snow atop that, wet snow, frozen rain, and cold wet slurry, all turned brown by sand and mud where one's driveway meets the road. And yellow in other places, where man and beast have relieved themselves.

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Just a Mort wrote:
Now I don't eat cheesecake...

... I don't understand....

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NobodysHome wrote:

Well, this one has introduced itself pretty well:

  • Extremely high fever for multiple days? Check!
  • Remaining semiconscious for dozens of hours? Check!
  • Random muscle aches to the point that you just can't use certain body parts because they're too sore? Check!
  • Extremely painful but nonproductive cough? Check!
  • If it's not the flu, it's doing a darned good impression.

    Blergh, that's what I had on Christmas weekend. You have my sympathies.

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    Cover Turtle wrote:
    Just a Mort wrote:
    Why do people want to shovel snow? I mean besides it needing to be done...it sounds like cold work and makes me want to hide under blankets!

    *Pushes kitty out, from under the covers, into the cold snow*

    *Reaches out, from under the pile of covers, to hang a sign on it saying: ocupado!*

    *A pleasant sigh can be heard from under the covers*

    *Starts giving plaintive and pitiful wails out in the cold, hoping someone will have a conscience and bring the cat in, in snowy weather.*


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    Just a Mort wrote:
    Cover Turtle wrote:
    Just a Mort wrote:
    Why do people want to shovel snow? I mean besides it needing to be done...it sounds like cold work and makes me want to hide under blankets!

    *Pushes kitty out, from under the covers, into the cold snow*

    *Reaches out, from under the pile of covers, to hang a sign on it saying: ocupado!*

    *A pleasant sigh can be heard from under the covers*

    *Starts giving plaintive and pitiful wails out in the cold, hoping someone will have a conscience and bring the cat in, in snowy weather.*

    Bah humbug! Letting cats in is like giving money to charity! It's a waste, she'll just forget what it's like outside within twenty minutes and want to go right back out!


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    *Opens door to let the kitty in. Puts down bowl of heated milk.*
    Here, kitty, kitty.

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    Ahem. Someone THREW me out of the house.

    *runs in to the house and starts lapping up the milk, while purring gratefully at John*


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    *Scratches kitty between ears.*


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    I work three days this week, in mid January.

    Lucky for them I've been wanting to work more.


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    captain yesterday wrote:

    I work three days this week, in mid January.

    Lucky for them I've been wanting to work more.

    Post-holiday slump?


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    I really don't like getting in family fights.


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    John Napier 698 wrote:
    captain yesterday wrote:

    I work three days this week, in mid January.

    Lucky for them I've been wanting to work more.

    Post-holiday slump?

    I like having money.


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    Well, so far my high today has been 100.6. I'll probably put in a half-day tomorrow.

    But getting NobodysWife to get food for me is hard. "There are only four of us, one of whom has already eaten! Why do you need NINE dishes!?!?!?!?"
    "Leftovers."

    I suspect most people here would understand.


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    But I do have to admit, "You're sick! Lose the use of your right shoulder," sounds like something the loser of the critical deck developers' drinking game would have penned.

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    *nuzzles John*

    Right. NH, flus are also used to describe anything from common colds to more delibating illnesses here,so I agree with Freehold DM on the culture thing.

    The last time it was really bad, I started singing the lazy song to my PBP group, then apologized that if I didn't reply to their posts it was because I was passed out someplace.

    I get irritated when I get incapacitated, since I feel that is sloth of the greatest order, as nothing gets done. But I'll pass out on the bed first, then wake up and get irritated with myself.


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    "I have a project for you Cap'n! This should keep you busy for awhile!" - The manager, after I get to work (12 minutes late).

    I was done in twenty minutes, no corners were cut.


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    doctor_wu wrote:
    I really don't like getting in family fights.

    Care to vent?

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    Well if you do your cooking today you save yourself the trouble tomorrow.

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    NobodysHome wrote:

    Well, so far my high today has been 100.6. I'll probably put in a half-day tomorrow.

    But getting NobodysWife to get food for me is hard. "There are only four of us, one of whom has already eaten! Why do you need NINE dishes!?!?!?!?"
    "Leftovers."

    I suspect most people here would understand.

    You have teenagers. All is explained.

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    Orthos - the cheesecake thing is a long running joke between my BF and I.

    I will say I'm not cheesy(in the pathfinder sense) and prove it by not eating cheesecake(it really is too cheesy).

    Paradoxically, I'm known to eat chunks of Mozzarella, cambert and brie on their own, so he can't figure out why I can't take cheesecake. Neither can I for that matter.

    And I know me not being cheesy in the pathfinder sense is not true, since I have studied the forbidden and unspeakable cheese. I just keep that side locked down most of the time to preserve my sanity.

    When you gaze at cheese, it gazes back at you.

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    I just can't imagine not eating cheesecake. It's easily the most delicious dessert that exists in my experience.

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    I think cheese should be a savory food and putting it as a dessert just ruins the taste. I can tolerate lemon cheesecakes but not the full thing. It's too creamy and makes me feel bloated afterwards.

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    Tequilia sunrise wrote:


    And yellow in other places, where man and beast have relieved themselves.

    Beasts I can understand. But people should know better. Urk.


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    doctor_wu wrote:
    I really don't like getting in family fights.

    Nobody should.

    But you can unload here if you feel the need to. I really think most of us here would gladly lend an ear to listen, a shoulder to lean on or a piece of advice if its anything we can help with.

    *Takes Wu by the shoulders, gives a tentative hug and a few light pats on the back*


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    eel the need to. I really think most of us here would gladly lend an ear to listen, a shoulder to lean on or a piece of advice if its anything we can help with.

    *Takes Wu by the shoulders, gives a tentative hug and a few light pats on the back*

    Thanks for the hug. Well not upset now but way off schedule and feel no energy now. Had my dad say he will refuse to eat something I am eating for dinner and then he complains I don't make stuff for him.

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    Dr Wu - If he refuses to eat what you cook, and does not want to tell you what (that is realistically possible to prepare), he can go hungry.


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    This flu season scares me.

    I almost lost a student last year to it. She was frail, developed complications, and was out for two months.

    Out here with all the [lengthy string of expletives redacted] anti-vaxxers, well, it's a concern.


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    Considering how useless the flu vaccine is this year, this is one of those rare times where anti vaccine people can't really be blamed.


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    lisamarlene wrote:

    This flu season scares me.

    I almost lost a student last year to it. She was frail, developed complications, and was out for two months.

    Out here with all the [lengthy string of expletives redacted] anti-vaxxers, well, it's a concern.

    Well, it's worse than that this year -- I *had* my flu shot. Then came the news that they would be almost 0% effective, because they guessed wrong.

    Ah, well.

    I'll keep posting, but I'm expecting to run on Saturday unless any of us are still clearly contagious.

    EDIT: The scariest part is just how contagious this thing is. We saw Shiro on Friday night. He got me, Impus Minor, and Hi in a single evening of interaction, and all three of us developed severe symptoms within 48 hours.
    If there's any doubt at all, there's no way I want your little ones exposed to this thing.
    Lying around in bed all day is what teenagers and 50-year-old men DO. Little kids not so much.


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    This is why freehold doesn't get flu shots.


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    doctor_wu wrote:

    eel the need to. I really think most of us here would gladly lend an ear to listen, a shoulder to lean on or a piece of advice if its anything we can help with.

    *Takes Wu by the shoulders, gives a tentative hug and a few light pats on the back*

    Thanks for the hug. Well not upset now but way off schedule and feel no energy now. Had my dad say he will refuse to eat something I am eating for dinner and then he complains I don't make stuff for him.

    I'll echo Mort.

    You are good enough as you are, and don't let your fathers pestering give you any other ideas.
    I guess, I just wish there was some way to help you get more of your life back, firmly in your hands.


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    So I have a question for anyone familiar with English culture. Tonight I heard an interview with the writer of Netflix's The Crown, along with a snippet of one episode. In the snippet, the young Queen Elizabeth makes a point of saying that divorce with her [apparently unfaithful] husband is full-stop not an option. And the show's writer then explains this as a quirk of English culture. But he then goes on to explain how the King/Queen of England is also head of the Anglican Church, an institution began by an English king expressly and unashamedly in order for said king to be able to divorce his wife despite the Pope's denial.

    So what gives? *confused*

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    I think there are too many variants of flu for flu shots to be effective. Never put any money in that, really.

    Tequilia - I don't know english culture that well but it could be that they are Patriarchal and males call the shots.

    For example in Chinese culture back then, if a guy has multiple wives he is virile, but for a woman to have multiple boyfriends she is considered loose and has no morals.

    Only in 1918 were women allowed to vote in UK.


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    lisamarlene wrote:

    Hey, Lynora, have you ever ordered yarn through JoAnn.com?

    First time I've done it and I'm really regretting it. Placed the order on the 1st, it shipped out on the 4th, and it's taken a week to go from Michigan to Wisconsin to Illinois to Kansas to New Mexico. Now I know why they only charge 1.99 to ship.

    Days later... my reply arrives like the yarn ;)

    Anyhow, no I loathe JoAnn when it comes to delivery. I only buy from them in store. Online I usually order from Amazon, or I just discovered Knit Picks, which was a lovely buying experience, highly recommend, or if I’m really splurging I order from Miss Babs, but not often because that’s the expensive stuff.


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    lisamarlene wrote:

    This morning I got on the trendy asshat bandwagon and made myself one of those "golden milk" lattes with ginger and turmeric.

    It was a horrible thing to do to an innocent cup of coffee, and I feel so ashamed.
    Don't judge me.

    *shudders* Yeah, that’s awful. I love golden milk, but that does not mix with coffee. It’s supposed to be more like a chai latte, just spices and milk. Putting them together just sounds nauseating. You poor thing! You were given bad directions.


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    Limeylongears wrote:

    Is golden milk some sort of supa dupa Californian Next Stage Of Humanity's Evolution Towards Godhood thing?

    As it involves turmeric, I suspect so. Turmeric is quite tasty, of course, as is ginger, but magic powers they don't have.

    My recipe has turmeric, black pepper, ginger, and cinnamon. Mix into warm milk and add honey to taste. It’s very tasty. Not magic, but definitely delicious. :)


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    Tequila Sunrise wrote:

    So I have a question for anyone familiar with English culture. Tonight I heard an interview with the writer of Netflix's The Crown, along with a snippet of one episode. In the snippet, the young Queen Elizabeth makes a point of saying that divorce with her [apparently unfaithful] husband is full-stop not an option. And the show's writer then explains this as a quirk of English culture. But he then goes on to explain how the King/Queen of England is also head of the Anglican Church, an institution began by an English king expressly and unashamedly in order for said king to be able to divorce his wife despite the Pope's denial.

    So what gives? *confused*

    Uhhh there are so many small comments I could make to try to explain that question...but as I might want to look a thing or two up first, I'll keep to the part I'm most certain about.

    Ye old Henry the VIII, might in fact not as much wanted a divorce from Catherine of Aragon, as he actually wanted an annulment of the marriage, so that he might re-marry.

    I believe that some of the confusion comes from the difference between
    An annulment, where a marrige is retroactively declared invalid.
    A divorce, where is a valid/legal marrige is dissolved within some sort of legal-framework. (its important to point out that divorce in most historical Christian contexts is a no-no -> several parts of the new testament argues against divorce)


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    Tequila Sunrise wrote:
    Freehold DM wrote:
    Just a Mort wrote:
    Why do people want to shovel snow? I mean besides it needing to be done...it sounds like cold work and makes me want to hide under blankets!
    BECAUSE ITS SNOW MUCH FUN!
    Pay no attention to the dancing drow. Shoveling snow is a monotonous, back-breaking chore. Especially near the end of winter, when there's a dozen layers of super-dense impacted snow, crusted jagged snow atop that, wet snow, frozen rain, and cold wet slurry, all turned brown by sand and mud where one's driveway meets the road. And yellow in other places, where man and beast have relieved themselves.

    I shove my defeated enemies face first into yellow snow.

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    Also a wild TL has been spotted in a PBP!

    Come on everyone! Let's take out those pokeballs!


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    Freehold DM wrote:
    I shove my defeated enemies face first into yellow snow.

    Personally, I find it more effective to shove their face into the snow, and then yellow it.


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    This is how I would like to play Pokemon.


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    It also makes me want to run a Fighter skinned as a security guard armed with a magical Maglite.


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    The flu CAN be truly awful. The spanish flu of 1917 is one of the worst epidemics to hit mankind. Then again, WWI and all that. Flu can kill, and does, but healthy people usually have no trouble.

    Regarding vaccines: First, understand that what I am going to say has nothing to do with the classic vaccines (measles, mumps, polio, etc). Those are among the most tested substances known to us, having been given to literally billions of people, and are safe.

    Flu vaccines are always produced in a rush. This means corners are cut and risks are taken. In Sweden, we had several cases of narcolepsy among those vaccinated with the swine flu vaccine. People always say that herd immunity will save everyone - but what they don't say is that you need vaccination to cover well over 80 percent of the population for that to happen. So unless the state gets the right to force people to inject people with whatever, that ain't happening.


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    It's the strangest thing. Every time I open my mouth, some idiot starts talking.


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    Tequila Sunrise wrote:

    So I have a question for anyone familiar with English culture. Tonight I heard an interview with the writer of Netflix's The Crown, along with a snippet of one episode. In the snippet, the young Queen Elizabeth makes a point of saying that divorce with her [apparently unfaithful] husband is full-stop not an option. And the show's writer then explains this as a quirk of English culture. But he then goes on to explain how the King/Queen of England is also head of the Anglican Church, an institution began by an English king expressly and unashamedly in order for said king to be able to divorce his wife despite the Pope's denial.

    So what gives? *confused*

    There was still a good deal of social stigma attached to divorce full stop until fairly recently, plus, if one is part of the R*y*al F*m*ly, one does not wash one's dirty linen in public, which a public divorce would inevitably do.

    And we can't all have the huge, clanking brass balls of Henry VIII, after all.


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    Conventional organic ones could help him with producing male heir earlier shaping the history quite differently...

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